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November 12, 2013 at 2:01 PM

B.C.’s Whistler ski area opening Saturday

A skier blasts down a powdery slope in a past season at Whistler Blackcomb. (photo by Paul Morrison)

A skier blasts down a powdery slope in a past season at Whistler Blackcomb. (photo by Paul Morrison)

The Whistler Mountain half of British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb ski resort will open this Saturday, Nov. 16, the resort announced Tuesday. The opening comes 13 days earlier than originally planned, thanks to cold temperatures, natural snowfall and productive snowmaking equipment, resort officials said.

British Columbia’s Big White ski resort, near Kelowna, has also announced a Saturday opening.

With five lifts running at Whistler, skiers and snowboarders will have the option to upload from either

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